Diets

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A boy dies after ingesting leeches from stir fried water spinach

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Kangkong is also known as water glorybind, water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage It is a popular dish in Asia and normally eaten stir fried with shrimps, garlic and/or chili paste (belacan). As kangkung is a water based plant with hollow stems, it is not surprising that leeches can breed in it. The following is [...]

Ramadhan or Fasting Month- Best time to quit smoking

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We are now into the fasting month (bulan Ramadhan or bulan puasa) where Muslims worldwide would be fasting. The fasting month is the best time to overcome addictive habits- especially those of smoking. This is as one fast, one  are not able to eat or drink from dawn till the break fast time (around 7.40pm). [...]

Is taking a supplement the same as biting into an apple?

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Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a compound that can be inorganically manufactured in the lab from inorganic chemicals. I had that experience first hand in high school mixing 2 chemicals and turn them into ascorbic acid during one of our science project experiment. I still remember my Biology teacher holding up the conical flask [...]

The connection between comfort eating and goals/ purpose in life

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When we are organized and is very focused towards our goals, we tend to have less appetite to eat, or less tendency to overeat. This is something that I am beginning to notice among the highly driven and focused leaders and managers that I have came to know. The traits I’ve noticed: they are very [...]

Why taking too much carbs can easily make you fat

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We often do not see the calories in the small little innocent items that we consume daily. But with each bite, it adds up to our caloric consumption. If we consume mostly carbohydrates, especially refined carbs…..really…we can really gain weight even though we may not feel that we eat a lot. This is especially if [...]

Habit of taking light instead of heavy dinner

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In our office a number of my colleagues, myself included regularly have to work late. By the time some of them commute back home,  it would be late….and they would still be taking their regular dinner. It does not take long for one to gain weight especially at the tummy area. If we want to [...]

Taking olive oil on empty stomach in the morning good for health

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Recently I met a healer who told me that when we get up in the morning, take one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. She said this is very good for the liver function. Often our liver function is impaired due to our diet and it is overworked trying to eliminate the junk from toxins [...]

What to do if you feel constant hunger/food cravings

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Years of eating fastfood, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle can alter our metabolism and on how we deal with food that is ingested. If your meal consist mainly of carbohydrates- the simple carbs with high glycemic index, you can find yourself getting hungry within the next hour even though you have eaten a large plate [...]

Calories information available in the Air Asia in-flight menu

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Update: Many of the items listed below is no longer available in the menu. Also the prices would have changed as this article was written in 2012. Their in flight menu is limited (good to prevent food wastage) – however you can pre-order the food when doing the booking (sometimes if the same food is [...]

Acidic blood causing constant tiredness, cancer, stiffness, insomnia…

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Below is a forwarded article containing case studies of how acidic blood causes various conditions such as tiredness, bulging lower stomach, breathless and cancer among other conditions. Acidic blood is contributed by diet, stress levels and sleeping patterns. I have just received the article below via email from my friend- it contains Mandarin translation. There [...]